China's First Domestically Produced Aircraft Carrier Starts Sea Trials

Chinas first indigenously built aircraft carrier leaves for sea trials

Chinas first indigenously built aircraft carrier leaves for sea trials

China's first domestic-built aircraft carrier has been sent on its first voyage for sea trials, according to Chinese media.

The ship, which is roughly 315 meters (1,033 ft) in length and 75 meters (246 ft) wide, uses conventional rather than nuclear propulsion, and is believed to displace 50,000 tonnes, according to reports in state media.

Now in service with China has two aircraft carriers.

In Hong Kong media claimed that the Chinese Navy previous year began construction of a third aircraft carrier, equipped with modern catapult for faster take-off aircraft on the basis of the electromagnetic system.

Steve Tsang, director of the China Institute at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), said: "This is clearly a landmark development, particularly in demonstrating the ambition and intention of the Chinese Government under Xi Jinping".

The official Xinhua news agency confirmed that the ship had left for trials. The Type 001A, however, was built from scratch in China.

The CNN report also pointed out that the vessel passing its sea trials, does not necessarily mean it is combat-ready. The PLA Navy has not officially announced a commissioning date yet for the carrier, although there is some speculation that it will take place in the last quarter of 2018.

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In addition, the carrier is first built on their own.

Embarrassingly, for the United Kingdom, their new aircraft carrier, the HMS Queen Elizabeth, sprung a leak during its sea trials in 2017, and required repairs.

Testing combat ship project 001A held in Dalian. During the test will be tested on the ability of the power plant, observation systems and radar.

China has devoted more spending for its military in recent years.

Nevertheless, Beijing has actually started a comprehensive job to develop a "blue water" navy and modernise its 2 million-strong military, the world's biggest.

The following day, on May 11, the Chinese Air Force (PLAAF) also dispatched two groups of military aircraft to circle Taiwan from north to south, and south to north.

Last week United States intelligence suggested there is a high probability that the Chinese fired missiles to three artificial islands in military drills.

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